Thursday, April 29, 2010


Some models don't mind if you take pictures of them. Some don't mind if you take videos and post them on the world wide web. I think the model we had today would mind.

We had several strangers walk into the life drawing room at the recreation center today. They were having another class or meeting in one of the other rooms so I am not sure if the visitors came in by accident or not. The model was getting quite irritated and I don't blame her. I finally put a sign on the door nicely asking people to KEEP OUT.
I am not going to let everyone see her. I am only posting her shoes:

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Inspired by Tom Judd I decided to start posting everyday . . . again. If you like looking at sketchbooks you will enjoy his work, a page a day started in 2004.

This is his web site:

My journal page:

Friday, April 23, 2010

Desert Garden in Balboa Park, Part 2

We went back to the Desert Garden in Balboa Park because some of the artists couldn't make it last week. I made a video of the group sketching and some of the cactus flowers. You can view it here or on my youtube channel, Zipchips.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

cool picture on

I've always been a Rolling Stone music lover and Mick Jagger still holds a special place in my heart. I couldn't pass up this post after reading about a new exhibit: Behind-the-Scenes Photos of The Rolling Stones to Be Shown at Scream Gallery in London FROM

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Free tuesdays

The San Diego Art Institute - Museum of the Living Artists is currently showing the
Southern California Regional Award Exhibit so me and Kathyrn took advantage of FREE Tuesdays to check it out and take a picture for Allison's Jumping in Art Museums Blog.
I jumped for Ellen Dieter's "Walking in the Neighborhood"
Kathryn jumped for Christine Schwimmer's "Guy w/no Name"
We got there early to do some sketching in the garden before the museum opened.

Kathryn's sketch

My sketch book page.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Desert Garden in Balboa Park

Today I met with ONE weekday sketchcrawler at the Desert Garden in Balboa Park, below are a few pics and a video:

Me and Stephen
Stephen's drawing
My drawings and video below:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Butterfly Exhibit at Wild Animal Park

The Butterfly Exhibit is in full swing at San Diego's Wild Animal Park. I took a short video and went back to sketch but there really wasn't anyplace to sit so I sketched the Gorillas instead.

You can view the video here or on my youtube channel, zipchips.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Friday, April 09, 2010

Thursday, April 08, 2010


I stopped at the san diego zoo on the way to life drawing today. I got to sketch this lizard and later a fabulous model.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Greenwood Cemetery, San Diego, CA

Today I attended a paint out with the watercolor society. It was a great location to sketch and paint. Here are my 2 pieces and the link to the youtube video.

Salli Lynn Chapel

Monday, April 05, 2010

Moleskine MOnday

Life drawing in the moleskine today:

You tube channel: Zipchips

Saturday, April 03, 2010